Medication management for people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia

Richard Gray, Deborah Robson, Daniel Bressington

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Abstract

Failure to keep up their antipsychotic medication is a major cause of relapse in people with psychosis. Compliance therapy, a pragmatic intervention based on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy, is effective in enhancing concordance and reducing the risk of relapse. There is emerging evidence that after training in medication management, mental health nurses are able to deliver compliance therapy to people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalNursing times
Volume98
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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